Leo Kang's Frontstage


Publication: Kang, Laewoo. "Echo(): Listening to the Reflection of Obsolete Technology." Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Conference Companion Publication on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS). ACM, 2017.

doi: https://doi.org/10.1145/3064857.3079180 / download: [pdf]

‘echo()’ is an ongoing series of multimedia art projects that intends to explore alternative and creative uses of obsolete and broken technologies. Currently, two versions of echo() have been developed to provide experiential spaces in which the audience can playfully and creatively interact with diverse mundane and obsolete technologies around our daily life. Main idea of this series is (a) to highlight the potential creativity embedded in reflective and reuse practice of obsolete technology, and (b) to provide heuristic spaces where people can think and discuss about this topic in both aesthetic and critical ways.

Exhibition & Performance
'echo() II’, Assembly Room, Edinburgh, Scotland (June 2017)
'echo() I', Sacred Root Kava Lounge, Ithaca, NY (Jan 2017)

Interacting with Lascia ch'io Pianga by Handel

* The second version of echo() is built with much helps from Yanpu Wu (MPS) and Ian Arawjo (Ph.D) at Cornell University *